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Portland Mutare Sister City Association 2016 Bowl-a-Thon

King Pins Lanes 3550 SE 92nd Ave
Event Contact Person: Paul Sivley

About this event

This event is provided by Portland-Mutare

The Portland-Mutare, Zimbabwe Sister City Association (PMSCA) announced a
bowlathon event to support the health and education programs they finance in
Southern Africa.

In the past 12 years, PMSCA has raised well over $150,000 to support programs
for youth and women, the deaf, the terminally ill, and animal welfare in
Portland’s Sister City of Mutare, Zimbabwe. Mutare, a town that became our
sister city 25 years ago, is about the same size as Portland, and which is
located in Zimbabwe, a Southern African nation. Portland has 9 sister
cities, but the relationship with Mutare is the only one with a humanitarian
focus. All contributions to PMSCA are tax deductible and the organization
is 100% volunteer run.

PMSCA has sent computers, partially covered teacher salaries and student
fees, mailed 1200 eyeglasses, built a clinic, funded 2 ambulances, helped
fund a car for rural hospice health outreach, funded a mother’s shelter,
clothing, textbooks, toys, school supplies, generators, musical instruments,
sports uniforms, phones, heaters, and radios. Recently, they agreed to fund
bed pans and wheelchairs for hospice patients, materials that deaf students
will use to make and sell feminine products, supplies for animal welfare in
Mutare, and a sports and skills development camp for deaf youth.

Besides fundraisers, PMSCA operates a marketplace where they sell handicrafts
made by HIV+ women from Mutare. The marketplace will be at the bowlathon.
Tickets will also be sold toward a raffle for a gorgeous hand made quilt.

The bowl-a-thon is on October 23, 2016 from noon- 2pm at King Pins Lanes at
3550 SE 92nd Avenue. Tickets are $25 pp and can be purchased now at There will be raffle
prizes and team awards for best costumes, team spirit and more.

Co-Chair Paul Sivley said: “I can’t overemphasize how basic the needs are
in Mutare and how much we enjoy in the West that they don’t. Having been
there 3 times I can personally attest to the need and how carefully our group
expends resources.”

If you’d like more information about this topic or would like to schedule an
interview, please contact Paul Sivley at 503 502 3385 or
[email protected]. More can be learned about PMSCA via and